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Hamzah Sheeraz v Austin 'Ammo' Williams - Tale of the Tape: Weight, height, reach, trainer & professional boxing records

We take a look at the statistics and credentials of two of the most talked about middleweight contenders on the planet, Hamzah Sheeraz and Austin 'Ammo' Williams, as they get set to do battle in Riyadh on Saturday night.

Hamzah Sheeraz v Ammo Williams

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Such is the quality and depth of the upcoming Saudi Arabian fight card, you could make an argument for any one of the five fights to steal the show.

From Deontay WIlder v Zhilei Zhang right through to Willy Hutchinson v Craig Richards, each of the five scheduled bouts boast all the ingredients needed to keep you right on the edges of your seats come fight night!

Somewhere in between the two aforementioned fights sits a fascinating middleweight contest between unbeaten contenders Hamzah Sheeraz and Austin 'Ammo' Williams.

These are two of the brightest talents at 160lbs, who could go on to become world champions.

The big question is, who wins?

It's time to take a look at the 'Tale of the Tape'…

Hamzah Sheeraz v Ammo Williams
Tale of the Tape

TOTT

Hamzah Sheeraz

Austin 'Ammo' Williams

Odds:

4/9

7/4

Age:

24

27

Nickname:    

N/A

'Ammo'

Height:

6ft 3ins

6ft 0ins

Reach:

79ins

78ins

Weight:

Middleweight

Middleweight

Trainer:

Ricky Fuentes

Kevin Cunningham

Record:

19-0 (15 KOs)

16-0 (11 KOs)

Last Fight:

Won - (TKO) - Liam Williams (February 2024)

Won (KO) - Armel Mbumba-Yassa (February 2024)


Hamzah Sheeraz
In Profile

Six foot three inches, frightening power and he’s a middleweight.

Those three attributes will immediately draw comparisons to the great Thomas 'Hitman' Hearns, who began his glorious career at welterweight.

Hamzah Sheeraz is not the second coming of the Detroit knockout artist but there is a lot to be excited about the 24-year-old. Not only does he look sensational in the ring, he is also an intelligent, articulate, and humble individual outside of it.

Team Sheeraz and the fan base are waiting for the moment he’s crowned world middleweight champion, but to reach the top, more questions need to be answered.

Austin 'Ammo' Williams could be the man to set the test.

Last time out another Williams, Liam, was picked as the guy to do so, but the Welshman evidently showed he is no longer the force he was. It was a devastating performance from Sheeraz, but one where context must be added.

Austin Williams won’t be fazed, won’t be intimidated and will not buckle under immediate pressure from the imposing Sheeraz.

It’s easy to imagine the fight starting off in quiet fashion because both will be respectful of what the other can do, and quickly. But eventually punches will take off, and during that first exchange, we will find out plenty about both fighters.

As captain of Team Queensberry in the inaugural 5 v 5 event, Sheeraz will look to set an example and prove why he was picked.

He won’t get carried away and press to impress, because there is a wise head on those relatively young shoulders. He had undoubtedly improved since the controversy of his fight against Bradley Skeete, too.

The prospect of this burgeoning talent being pushed back and forced into a litmus test of his credentials, at world level, is an exciting thought and one fight fans should relish.

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

Size

Untested

Power in both hands

Struggles against elusive fighters

Ruthless finisher

Questionable engine

Accuracy

Vulnerable to counters


Austin 'Ammo' Williams
In Profile

Austin 'Ammo' Williams needs an opponent like Hamzah Sheeraz to unlock the depths of his talent.

Against a power-punching opponent, with a three-inch height advantage, the Houston fighter will have to be switched on from the first bell to the last.

His spectacular finish against Armel Mbumba-Yassa, which went seven rounds, was a better workout than Sheeraz’s last visit between the ropes, but the difference is Sheeraz doesn’t make fights difficult for himself anymore.

For 'Ammo', his patient and calculated style will only work if he stands up to the power of his upcoming opponent.

The American may not get the time he wants to feel his way into this fight but if he is as good as his promoter Eddie Hearn believes he his then he will make a mockery of his outsider tagging.

Against middleweight gatekeeper Steve Rolls, it proved to be a tough and frustrating night’s work for him, but one where he got the nod on points.

For a fighter that blows hot and cold, sometimes a risk is needed - and make no mistake, this is a seismic one!

Out of the two, however, there are greater worries over 'Ammo' than there are of Sheeraz, and that sways my pick to the latter.

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

Calculated

Makes life difficult for himself

Timing

Defensive lapses

Speed

Can be impatient

Punch variety

One-paced

All odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.
 

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